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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

One for Me

I used leather for the ends of this loomed bracelet for a more rustic look than my others which used magnetic clasps. As usual, it was a trial and...
Components: Various seed beads, Czech glass, Lapis, leather cord, flat leather, TierraCast button, C-lon cord and thread.


Buffalo Bracelets

I wanted to use this button in a bracelet for a friend of mine who loves buffaloes. It was a project to figure out how to attach a button flush to...
Components: 15mm buffalo leather, button, 1.5mm leather cord, 20g Artistic Wire and magnetic clasp. The skinny ones are the same components but using 10mm flat leather.


Old and New Favs

I just got my new bead loom from LB! So I had to try out this bracelet style that I love. I'm so pleased how it turned out and Bonus! it perfectly...
Components: Bracelet components are Turquoise Howlite, Picture Jasper, CzechMates, Toho seed beads, C-Lon cord and thread all from LB. Magnetic clasp from my stash.


Soft Hues

I have been working on necklaces and earrings to match a bracelet that I made a while back. I loved the color combo of the soft blues with the...
Components: Grace Lampwork rondelles, Unicorn beads, Amazonite, Blue Impression Jasper, Light Blue Quartz, Swarovski Crystals, Ceramic beads, Czech glass, Parawire and Vintaj and TierraCast findings, almost all from LB.


Triple Rows

I have been itching to try these 3 row bracelets for quite some time. However, I could not find any tutorials that didn't end the leather with a...
Components: Czech glass, Toho seed beads, African Turquoise, Bronzite, 1.5mm leather cord, TierraCast buttons all from LB. other elements from my stash.


Two of a Kind

Here's the latest project in this summer's bead weaving class. This was made using the square stitch. I adapted the pattern they used in order to...
Components: Miyuki Delicas 11/0 and silver concho button from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, black One-G thread, 20g artistic wire for coils, and TierraCast copper button and feather charms all from Lima Beads.


New Horizons

I've been enjoying learning new bead weaving techniques at a local bead shop this summer. Sure I could teach myself with tutorials online, but it's...
Components: Concho button from ButtonJones on etsy. Miyuki 3mm cubes from my stash. 2mm black leather cord, Wildfire, One-G thread and 20g bare phosphor bronze wire all from LB.


Teal Swirl

This is my version of shaggy loops. My fingers are so sore from wire wrapping all the uno dangles. Now I know how Asia feels doing all her wire...
Components: Czech glass, Star Jasper, Impression Jasper, TierraCast clasp, 20 and 24g antique copper Artistic Wire from LB. Grace lampwork bead from my stash.


Spring Blossoms

I'm sure we are all eagerly awaiting Spring to arrive! Actually, the wildflowers have already started to pop here in southern AZ and they have...
Components: Golem Design Studios ceramic lentil, ceramic rounds, faceted agate and glass flowers from my stash. Czech glass, seed beads, copper leaves and clasp, 20, 22, 24 gauge copper wire, from LB.


Cork Cuffs and more

I finally got to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show (only lived in Tucson 20 yrs). I was starstruck to be in the company of many of the artists which LB...
Components: Cork, TierraCast strap tips, rivets, clasps and charm and Vintaj charms from LB. Leather, porcelain slides and magnetic clasps from Clay River Designs.


Brave Heart

I've had this GG pendant for awhile but was waiting for the perfect inspiration to use it. Today, while thinking of Ron it came to me. He loved the...
Components: GG "brave horse" pendant, 3mm suede lace, 20 & 18g wire for cord ends and clasp all from LB. The rest from my stash.


Inspired by Julie

I just love this green leaf focal I got from Julie's "Just a Drop" shop on Etsy. I finally got some great beads that really complimented it and...
Components: #1 PC leaf bracelet bar from Just a Drop on Etsy, Green Aventurine, prehnite, Rhyolite, African green jasper, Czech glass, Swarovski pearls and crystal, crystal cubes and brass findings and chain, Vintaj charm and clasp. #2 Impression jasper, red creek jasper, Czech glass, copper findings, handmade clasp and TierraCast charm. Almost all components from LB.


New Zigs and a Zag

I've had such success with Ali's zigzag bracelet, that I tried a few more variations. These were made possible by all the large hole beads LB is...
Components: Amazonite blk tourmaline, blue impression jasper, leather cord, TierraCast all from LB. Flower stone and handmade clasp from my stash.


In Memory of a Feline Friend

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had...
Components: Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.


Outrageous Orchid

I really like using these tubes in wrap bracelets lately. I just got these crystal rondelles and they went perfectly with the ruby crazy lace...
Components: Ruby Crazy Lace Agate square and tubes, 6mm metallic gold raspberry crystal rondelles, 2mm red brown leather and One-G thread all from LB. Bronze flower button from Button Jones on Etsy.


Tube Wraps

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my...
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.


Into Mermaid Waters

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a...
Components: Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.


Radiant orchid mix

I decided to make a go at Pantone's "radiant orchid" color of the year. But I only had a few beads in that color so I decided to incorporate a MIX...
Components: Lilac Impression Jasper oval and rounds, Rutilated Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Lilac jade from my stash. Silk string, Wisteria Czech glass, Lavender candy jade, Vintaj chain, butterfly and findings, lucite flower and metallic violet leather cord all from LB.


Surfing for Treasure

This one is inspired by the "Treasure Coast" of Florida. I so loved our time there and hope to return again. The cool blues and white remind me of...
Components: Natural leather cord, suede lace, Czech glass, SP chain, beads and wire, TierraCast charm and white agate nuggets all from LB. White and turquoise howlite, Amazonite, recycled glass and Danforth pewter button all from my stash.


Coral Bliss

I've been working with a lot of beachy colors lately. This one just came about because I wanted to use more earthy tones than the usual brights and...
Components: Feldspath nuggets, Czech glass, Toho seed beads, Vintaj chain and findings and Parawire for the clasp, all from LB. 8mm faceted coral and coral tubes, Swarovski pearls, glass pearls, recycled glass and gold spacers from my stash.


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